Delicious black-skinned, ruby-throated fig, juicy with sweet flavor. Tree is a genetic dwarf, which means it is easily kept under 6-8 feet, and will never grow too big for your city garden.
The Black Jack fig performs wonderfully here in the LAX area. Mature trees may fruit twice a year, giving you a large harvest in late summer, with a few smaller fruits in spring. For full sweetness, allow fruits to ripen on the tree until they are dark purple and very soft.
You can prune it into a small tree by choosing one stem to be the trunk and removing the side growth. Or you can allow it to be a loose shrub. Can be drought-tolerant, but it fruits better with moderate water. Feed monthly with organic fruit tree fertilizer. Full sun or partial sun. Winter deciduous.